Monday, February 24, 2014

Must Have Moisturizers For Your Scaly, Winter Dragon Skin

Organix Intensive Moisture Mask
Uh oh, I said it, I said the word moist, well I technically I said moisturizer. Either way, I don't think moist or moisturizer are the most beautiful words. Whatever your feelings on the word moist, today we are talking about moisturizers because the Polar Vortex is once again sweeping the United States and with it comes dreaded scaly winter skin. I have to slather my hands in lotion every night just to keep my hands somewhat moisturized. So, I thought I would share some winter skin fixes that I have picked up along the way! I've got fixes from head to toe, literally!

Let's start with hair. Between hats, drying heat, and static, winter takes it toll on your hair. My hair is beginning to resemble straw. If this is also the case for you I would recommend the hair mask pictured above! It only takes 5 minutes, and makes my hair feel so soft after using it! It also makes my hair noticeably "lusher". Simply, wash your hair with shampoo, and then slather some of the mask on your hair, comb it through your hair, leave in for 5 minutes and then rinse out. If your hair is extremely dry you can slather it on, cover your head with a shower cap and leave the mask on for 30 minutes, and then rinse out.

Josie Maran Argan Oil
The first Josie Maran product I used was her daily facial moisturizer, it was fantastic, but they stopped making it! I then decided to try the argan oil by the same brand. I began with the light argan oil to get my skin adjusted then I switched to the regular. I usually use this product each night before bed. Sometimes I use it in the morning too, it gives a really nice dewy finish to my skin when used under my powdered make-up! I know you may be thinking OIL ON YOUR FACE?! Yeah, yeah, it sounds crazy, but the logic behind it makes sense. Instead of stripping away the natural oils of your face, causing your face to produce more oil, you dissolve the oil on your face using oil. It took my skin about a week and a half to get used to the oil. 

California Baby Calming Shampoo and Body Wash
Now this isn't a moisturizer, but it makes for a very gentle facial cleanser! I tried another brand, but I prefer this one! Because it is so gentle, it won't strip away moisture from your skin! The calming lavender is an excellent choice for red, wind burned skin.

St. Ives Daily Hydrating Vitamin E Body Lotion
Of the dozens of hand lotions I have tried, this is by far my favorite! It is on the thicker side, but this winter I have so needed it. Every night I have to slather this on to keep ahead of scaly hands. This also makes for a great body lotion, and it is only a couple bucks, what is better than that?

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Ultra-Hydrating Body Butter in Vanilla Apricot
Now this body butter is more than a couple bucks. This body butter is ridiculously expensive and the only way I decided to try it, was by buying a sample pack and splitting it up for Christmas gifts! The vanilla apricot scent is divine, it smells like PEACHES! I love it and it makes me want summer so badly! This body butter is luxurious to say the least, put it on just after hopping out of the shower and your skin will feel wonderful all day. 

Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Crème
I think feet are weird. I never thought I would be talking about feet on my blog, but alas here we are. Feet kind of give me the heebee geebees, and in the winter we hide our feet away in wooly socks and clunky boots. Winter can wreck havoc on our feet, leaving them dry and scaly. So, what can remedy your dragon feet? This coconut foot creme sure can! For a brief moment the scent transports you to a beach of a tropical paradise! Smells so good! Coat your feet, slip on some socks and off to bed! In the morning your feet won't be so dragon-y!

Stay warm! Hope these suggestions help keep your skin soft and moisturized!

Not sponsored, none of these companies know who I am. They are just some favorites of mine that I have discovered through research, and trial and error. Contains affiliate links, got to pay the bills somehow. 

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